She Travels Up North

We have a family tradition to go up to San Francisco during the holidays to see the Nutcracker and strolls the streets for good eats and shopping. It is a trip I look forward to every year and this year was no exception. I'm happy to say we ate, drank, and enjoyed ourselves the whole time. I'm a true LA girl at heart, but I do have a special nook carved out for San Francisco. To me, it's a mini NY filled with tall buildings and bustling crowds where I can get my big-city fix without traveling across the country. San Franciscoooo, open your golden gates (and I will definitely come back)!

 [Ham & Cheese Tartine from Claudine]
 [Pork Pate from Claudine]
 [Close Up of the Amazingness]
 [Potato Soup from Claudine]
 [Mussels from Claudine]
 [Creme Brulee from Claudine]
 [All the Restaurants in the Alley]
 [Buddhas & More Buddhas]
 [My Sis Picked Up A Pair in Black]
 [Some of the Best Chocolates I've Ever Had at Teuscher]
 [Only the Best]
 [Cute Holiday Displays in Teuscher]
 [Fantastic Pork Tenderloin from One Market]
 [Seafood Dish From One Market]
 [Mushroom Gnocchi]
 [Chocolate Croissant from Cafe de la Presse]

 [Ornate Ceiling]


  1. These pics are so fun! That ham and cheese (1st picture) look SO good! Yummmmy

  2. Fun post! I loveee San Francisco! I always have to go to China Town whenever I go. I love looking at the interesting trinkets they have.


  3. I would travel there every year too! hahaha i love mussels, creme brulee and CHOCOLATE!

  4. San Francisco is one of my favourite cities there in the West. The food there is amazing, The food you featured look delicious.

  5. I have never been to San Fran but have always desperately wanted to go. It looks like such a lovely and festive place to be during the holidays and if there is a production of the Nutcracker on, even better! :)

    1. You must try and visit there at least one! It is a great city!

  6. I love San Francisco! Great pictures! I've never walked around and taken pictures though, I should do that next time, it would be a nice photo walk in that beautiful city :)


    1. It was definitely a fun trip/experience. You should give it a try! :)

  7. The pate made my mouth water as well :)

    Love Nyt,
    BIG hair LOUD mouth

  8. Omg, I love the Nutcracker! I see it every year as well!!!


    1. Such a great ballet--doesn't matter how many times I've seen it :)

  9. What a great looking blog you've got here!

    That food looks so delicious! YUM! You're making me hungry, lol.

    Have a wonderful 2013! ♥